Every football fan in the world wants loyalty from the players at their club, whether it’s through consistent effort on the pitch, or simply not leaving for another team.
Players are applauded for seeing out their careers as a ‘one club man’ and hounded for leaving a team for bigger and better opportunities.
I have no problem with this philosophy, as it is always nice to see a top player remain faithful to a team, especially the one that gave them their chance in the first place.
However, what I do not like is the hypocrites that linger within the fan base, a lot of whom are rising to their surface at Tottenham at the moment.
If you aren’t a fan of a player and you aren’t seeing the effort, or they aren’t up to the quality of the club, fine, voice your opinion.
But, let’s take Kieran Trippier. He managed to fight for his place under Pochettino, and eventually eased Kyle Walker out of the way for that first team spot.
He then proceeded to have a couple of stellar years in the position, being part of one of the best defences, as well as setting up a host of goals for Harry Kane.
As if this wasn’t enough, he then goes to the World Cup for England and gives us some of the best recent tournament memories.
But now that he has had one bad season, many of the fans want him out of the club? How can you demand loyalty from a player at their peak, when you are not loyal to a struggling player after years of good service?
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